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4 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Using eco-friendly products in your home is not only beneficial for the environment but can save you money and energy down the road. Remodeling can be a great opportunity to add energy-efficient features to your home; however, you don’t have to be in the process of remodeling to make an impact. Keep reading for some easy tips on updating your home and improving its energy efficiency. Insulation Addition Consider adding insulation in your walls, around windows, or in the attic. Doing so has the potential to improve your home’s energy efficiency by 20 to 30 percent. If redoing your insulation seems …Read More

5 Tips to Help You Organize Your Home This Fall

There’s a cool breeze in the air, the leaves are falling, and Halloween candy has arrived on grocery store shelves; fall is officially in full swing! We know Minnesotans are all about making the most of the beautiful seasonal weather. After all, it doesn’t always last long, right? However, we’d like to suggest adding something to your list other than apple picking this fall: wrapping up lingering home projects. In a lot of ways, autumn is the last real chance to get your home base organized before the hectic holiday hustle begins! Keep reading for tips to help you get …Read More

Home Design Tips For Your Mudroom

  Nothing is more overwhelming than being met by chaos the moment you walk in the door.  Ease your transition into your home by creating a welcoming and well-organized mudroom.  Here are our tips for the perfect entry solution: Custom Cabinetry: The most successful homes are those in which there is a place for everything, and it all starts the moment you walk in the door.  Make the most use of whatever limited space you have available by opting to have custom cabinets designed and installed.  Use custom cabinets to create locker-like nooks for each member of the family.  The …Read More

When NOT to DIY: 4 Remodeling Projects to Leave to the Professionals

We live in an age of endless information; at a given moment any topic can be thoroughly researched on the internet. With all of this available knowledge, it can be tempting for homeowners to tackle projects that might be out of their depth. Sure, there are certainly plenty of updates and upgrades that are DIY friendly. However, some can be difficult or even downright dangerous when attempted by a non-expert. The desire to save money is a legitimate one, but some projects are only best left to the professionals. Below are four home upgrades we’d advise approaching with caution, and …Read More

6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal This Summer

First impressions matter. The initial reaction you have when encountering a new place is enduring – for better or for worse. Like it or not, it’s human nature for what’s on the outside to influence what we think about what’s on the inside. This dynamic is even more evident while searching for a new home. A potential buyer could easily fall in love with the interior of your home, especially if it suited their unique needs. However, if the outside of your home isn’t up to par, the chance they’ll even look at your home, let alone buy it, will …Read More

5 Summer Remodeling & Home Improvement Projects

Summertime makes a lot of things easier.  No coats?  Check.  Grilling instead of using the kitchen?  Check.  Tackling home improvement projects with the windows open?  Now is the time to get on it! Whether taking on one or all of these projects this summer, they will prove to be an investment you’ll enjoy throughout the summertime and beyond… New Windows Replacing your windows means that for a short moment you’ll have no window at all. A warm summer breeze is a perfect incentive for replacing your windows in the summer! Replacing old windows during the summer means you won’t have to …Read More

Homecare Inc: Bloomington MN Remodeler for 59 Years

Did you know that besides being a family-owned business legacy, Homecare Inc has been remodeling in Bloomington Minnesota for 59 years? That’s almost 60 YEARS! Founded in 1960 by Stanley Earl, Homecare’s focus has always been residential remodeling. Stanley managed building and construction, and his wife served as the bookkeeper. Their son, Steve, grew up alongside the business and learned lessons from watching his parents work. Upon receiving his degree, Steve started working for his dad. While he thought advertising was his future, he fell in love with the family business instead. He’s been with Homecare ever since! Eventually, Stanley retired …Read More

Should I Remodel or Move?

With shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop sweeping the nation, it’s no surprise homeowners are experiencing house envy like never before. Before you know it, you’ll start to channel some major Love It or List it vibes. When it comes to deciding whether to remodel your existing home or move, weighing the pros and cons will help you decide what is the right choice for you and your family. The Pros of Moving Moving gives you the chance to find a new home in a location you love. Maybe you’re not happy with the way the neighborhood has …Read More

2019 Bathroom Trends

Bathroom remodeling is one of the most common projects we help our clients take on. While a lot of bathroom renovating is about balancing form and function, there’s always room for playing with trends. As more and more of our clients create their dream master bathrooms, we’ve seen different styles come and go. However, as we look toward 2019, we thought we’d share the timeless bathroom trends that we believe are here to stay. Read them all below! Freestanding Tubs Statement piece soaking tubs have been a force in bathroom design for a while now, and they aren’t going anywhere. …Read More

Making Merry: 5 Stress-Free Holiday Hosting Tips

The holiday season is here, which means many of us are preparing to host gatherings with family and friends. While all this merry-making is fun, it can also cause a lot of stress. November through January is a packed time for most of us, but that busyness doesn’t have to rob us of making memories with the people we love. So how do you host the holidays with less stress? Read on below for our five tips! 1. Be Realistic Another way to say this, set realistic expectations. No one is perfect, and neither are our homes! Take comfort in this …Read More